Date Of Execution: 31 Dec 1889
December 31st: William Thomas HOOK (40)
Sentenced to death by Mr Justice Denman, at Kent Assizes, for the murder of his wife Julia, at Gravesend. She had left him and taken their two sons, and in a jealous rage, he beat her head in. There was a very moving scene when he was visited in the condemned cell by his two sons. Hanged by Berry.